2016 has been a record year for Excelerate in terms of growth. More opportunities are arising in parallel markets such as maritime as Excelerate transfers its expertise and technology applications into this sector. In order to address new growth opportunities and to increase its service capability to existing customers, Excelerate have acquired South of France based Maritime Supplier and Integrator 360 Marine and appointed its owner Frank Guinard as the new Managing Director of the new Excelerate Technology France subsidiary.
Frank will be charged with growing Excelerate’s maritime business as well as Excelerate’s core Government and Emergency Services business in France and Mainland Europe. His previous experience includes executive positions at Inmarsat and Globalstar in addition to many years experience in the maritime sector. Over the last 15 years, Frank has built up a fantastic reputation for 360 Marine in the Mediterranean Maritime Market.
Significant growth throughout 2016 has paved the road for new and exciting opportunities for Excelerate. We now have the ability to offer whole turnkey solutions to our maritime customers covering navionics, communications, security, IT and AV solutions.
What we bring to the party is considerable financial and marketing resource, coupled with some genuinely unique and innovative solutions and network initiatives, which will introduce a new emphasis on fit for purpose, truly useful, relevant and better value solutions and applications.
We acknowledge that one size doesn’t fit all, so we offer a range of communication bearers all designed to work together with added resilience that are simple to use by our customers – it’s the same principle we have used successfully in our Emergency Services and Government Business, where what we do and how we do it is applied every day in mission critical situations.
We have chosen our new South of France location as the centre of our maritime operations but we will also make it the springboard for our French and Mainland Europe core business too. We are all very excited.
I look forward to working alongside Frank on many new and innovative projects and welcome him to the Excelerate Team
David Savage, Chairman & Founder, Excelerate Group.
Excelerate’s unique Digital Dashboard Management Interface (DDMI) has also undergone some new advancements with yacht owners, captains and crew in mind to use and control broadband usage.
Designed for non-IT experts, DDMI combines all connectivity information into a single user interface for simple management including bearer status and availability, user prioritisation, VSAT status & line of sight information and more.